Excerpted from patch.com

A proposal to strengthen background checks for ride-share drivers was released last week by the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC officials said.

The proposal sets forth three enhancements. First, it requires that the background check companies that ride-sharing companies use to check the backgrounds of their drivers be accredited by the Background Screening Credentialing Council of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

Second, each ride-sharing company must get proof that their background screening company is accredited and provide that to the CPUC.

Third, a background screening for each driver must be done at least once a year for as long as the driver is driving for a ride-share company and each ride-sharing company must prove to the CPUC that it is screening its drivers each year.

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